Fonds 70189-71265 - King Studio fonds

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King Studio fonds

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    CA VPL 70189-71265

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    • 1921-1947 (Creation)
      King Studio

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    1077 photographs

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    The King Studio was established in 1903 in Vancouver by Howard King. While it became known as a portrait studio, King and his successors, Valentine and Blanche Vinson, Mrs. Candlish and Mssrs. Aird, Bing and Hodgskiss were also involved in industrial photography. The King Studio included amongs its clients the Dominion Experimental Farm, the Hudson's Bay Company, Spencer's, Henry Birks and Sons, the Anglo-Canadian Shipping Company, and the architectural firm of Townley and Matheson.

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    The fonds consists of photographs depicting companies, buildings, and industrial sites in Vancouver and area as well as advertising and display photographs. Fonds includes photographs taken by the W.J. Moore Company.

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        BCAUL control number: VPL-1543

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